WaterLex undertakes and coordinates innovative research activities with a growing number of academic partners and governmental or non-governmental organizations, including UNEP, UNESCO-IHE, the Geneva Water Hub, National Human Rights Institutions, etc. In addition to institutional partnerships, WaterLex has also created a network of experts who have led sustainable solutions to improve water governance through the interconnected frameworks of development and (human rights) law. The organization thereby outsources through consultancy the implementation of co-funded WaterLex programme and project activities among leading experts in water governance who have joined our Expert Pool.
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Publications to share:
- WaterLex is pleased to share the work of Sabrina Urbinati, of the University of Milano-Bicocca, on “The Community Participation in International Law”. It is a part of the Göttingen Studies in Cultural Property, Volume 8, “Between Imagined Communities and Communities of Practice, Participation, Territory and the Making of Heritage” edited by Nicolas Adell, Regina F. Bendix, Chiara Bortolotto and Markus Tauschek.“The purpose of this study is to show, as thoroughly as possible, the ways in which communities play a role in the implementation of international legal instruments…. As we will see in more detail in the first paragraph of this study, international law rarely identifies the stakeholders directly with the word “community.” In fact, even if they may have a community dimension, they have different natures. In identifying the stakeholders, the international instruments taken into account in the present study utilise specific words and expressions, for instance, peoples, indigenous, individuals, women and farmers. In the present study, sometimes we will identify these subjects with the words “community” or “communities.” Finally, we have to recall that in other branches of law, the word in question is frequently substituted without changing of meaning, with those of group or groups, individuals, local communities, local institutions and so on.” Please download the document here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2710646
- Urbinati, Sabrina, The Acknowledgment Status of the Recognition of the Human Right to Drinking Water and Sanitation in Italy (L’état de la reconnaissance du droit de l’homme à l’eau potable et à l’assainissement en Italie) (2012). SMETS (sous la direction de), Le droit à l’eau potable et à l’assainissement en Europe, Editions Johanet, Paris, 2012, pp. 325-555. Available at SSRN, link: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2710641
- Riedel, Eibe: Reflections on the UN Human Rights Covenants at Fifty (2016). Posted here.